UPDATE: 5-year-old found safe, sex offender in custody

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) – Poplar Bluff Police have confirmed that the hunt for a registered sex offender and a 5-year-old is now over.

Although police cannot give very much information on the capture, they have said that both Abigail Bertholf and 46-year-old Jeffery Shelton, of Poplar Bluff, are now both in police custody. They were found in southern Butler County near the intersection Highway 67 and Highway 160.